Butterfly Creek, Auckland Central

3.8
#7 of 35 in Wildlife in Auckland Central
Colorful butterflies and saltwater crocodiles come together at Butterfly Creek, a popular tourist attraction located just minutes from Auckland's international airport. This sanctuary contains a huge butterfly house, home to over 700 free-flying butterflies and exotic birds. A huge draw for families with kids, this site includes a playground area and offers train rides around a dinosaur-themed exhibit. After you see prehistoric creatures come to life, head to the interactive farmyard, where you can hold and pet cuddly creatures including rabbits, guinea pigs, alpacas, sheep, and pigs. End your visit at the crocodile enclosure, housing two saltwater crocs originally from Australia. With our online itinerary creator, Auckland Central attractions like Butterfly Creek can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • October 6, 2017
    Wonderful day out with family. Great to see so many butterflies flying around. Great place to take visitors, pram and wheelchair friendly. Not just butterflies, small farm animals available to stroke,...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Absolutely love this place although I wouldn't recommend taking a almost 3 year old into the dinosaur exhibit side - he wasn't particularly interested and we paid for all of us adults to go in. The bu...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    A variety of things to see and do. Butterfly house was amazing as were the keeper talks with the lizards and tarantula. The kids enjoyed the crocodile feeding. Lots undercover so good for a rainy day  more »
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  • September 6, 2017
    Close to the airport so if you have couple of hours to spare then it's a time killer. Not too expensive, there is a butterfly place, dinosaur park, farm animals. There are regular activities but you need to check the times. The coffee place is good.
  • August 25, 2017
    Fun place to visit many different things to look at great for children and adults alike. Great interactive dinosaurs and fantastic feeding of the crocodile scar. A must for those who visit or live in Auckland who love crocs and a fun time
  • June 18, 2017
    Awesome place to take my 2 and a half year old daughter. She loved it! Wish people would stop whining! Would love to see unlimited train rides and that would be about the only thing! An enjoyable, awesome day out!
  • April 16, 2017
    Very enjoyable. Its not massive and you can get round it in 2 hours quite comfortably. The butterfly house was my favourite bit. I paid for the dinosaur park too but at 25 years old i think its more aimed at kids. Overall had a good time. Reasonable entry costs.
  • July 30, 2017
    Plenty for the kids to see for a couple of hours although if you have young toddlers the gate setups can provide for extra climbing activities so not so relaxing. Best to get here early before the crowds and if you want some food in a resonable time as it gets very busy quickly.

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